February 14, 2020
February 2020 Member Connection
The EnglishUSA Member Connection is distributed regularly throughout the year to provide members with information and updates on upcoming activities and events.
Contents
  • February Webinar
  • New Online Communication Platform
  • Spring Cleaning: Member Profiles
  • New Associate Member
  • EnglishUSA / TESOL Pre-Convention Institute
  • Call for Booth Volunteers for EnglishUSA@TESOL
  • EnglishUSA on the Road
  • 2020 Professional Development Conference Downloads
February 26, 2020 Webinar
Three-Point Observations
Teachers need professional development that is individualized and promotes reflective, autonomous practice. This presentation explains the benefits of using techniques in Cognitive Coaching to meet with teachers through "3-Point Observations." These 3-Point Observations utilize Cognitive Coaching mind maps and paralanguage to guide teachers toward more meaningful professional development.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • uncover key research, which will illustrate the benefits of Cognitive Coaching for teachers’ professional development
  • learn a variety of mind maps and worksheets that coaches, administrators, or other teachers can use in coaching sessions with teachers
  • see how these mind maps and worksheets can be put into practice in their own teaching contexts


Presenter: Leanna Ross, ELS, Case Western University
Moderator: Cheryl Delk-Le Good, EnglishUSA
 
Price: $30 for non-members, complimentary for members
New Online Communication Platform
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Starting this Spring, EnglishUSA will be implementing a new, more robust online community called EnglishUSA Engage. The platform is the same used by TESOL and NAFSA and will allow for you to see a digest of messages in your email inbox and respond to the group or individuals directly.

We will start with an Open Forum Community and then move toward special interest communities after a 6-8 month review.

Are you interested in being a beta-tester or volunteer facilitator for the Open Forum? Please email Cheryl Delk-Le Good ( execdirector@englishusa.org)
Spring Cleaning: Member Profiles
To streamline the implementation of the new online forums in Spring, please update your program and individual profiles. Currently up to 8 individuals can be attached to each program profile. Starting in Spring....we are changing this to: UNLIMITED!

All English language programs at a single site (IEP, EAP, pathway, summer, support courses, etc.) can be added to each 'parent' account.

However, ONLY individuals (not programs) will be migrated to the new online forums--be sure to update yours today!

Additional Membership Categories
Starting in Spring, EnglishUSA will be adding two additional options for programs and individuals to be members. Stand-alone pathway programs (single or multi-site) will be able to join EnglishUSA.

Pathway programs and IEPs on the same campus will be able to take advantage of the institution's membership.

We will also be offering a "Friends of EnglishUSA" category to allow for individuals between jobs, students, and independent consultants to engage!
New Associate Member!
EnglsihUSA welcomes duolingo english test as their newest Associate member! Many EnglishUSA members currently work with duolingo. If you have questions, please click on logo above or contact Ryan Munson at ryan@duolingo.com
EnglishUSA Pre-TESOL Convention Workshop
March 31, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fixing the Plane While Flying: Piloting ELPs through Changing Conditions
EnglishUSA is collaborating with TESOL to offer a pre-convention workshop: "Fixing the Plane While Flying: Piloting ELPs through ChanginAre you finding that your program’s systems and practices that previously worked like well-oiled machines are failing?

Today’s reality in international education requires post-secondary English language programs to be more entrepreneurial than ever before.  As traditional long-term intensive program enrollments decline, short-term and specialized programs are rising and adding stress to our administrative abilities as we adapt to ever-changing demands. Additionally, many programs are relying on student cohorts from partners and agents who often have unique admission or programmatic requirements that further stress existing systems. 

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss issues they are encountering as they strive to maintain or increase enrollment.g Conditions." This is an extended version of a webinar offered earlier this fall. Presenters include:
  • Alan Broomhead, Showa Institute-Boston, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
  • Cheryl Delk-Le Good, EnglishUSA (moderator), Marietta, Georgia, USA
  • Jennifer Phillips, WESLI, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

NOTE: You do not need to attend the entire TESOL Convention to attend this workshop.
Call for EnglishUSA Booth Volunteers @ TESOL
We’re looking forward to seeing/meeting many of you at the TESOL Convention at the end of March in Denver, CO. We are still seeking volunteers to assist at the booth (#222).
It’s a rewarding experience to get to know other EnglishUSA peers at the booth and interact with prospective members and other exhibitors. And no worries if you need a refresher/introduction to EnglishUSA details. We will provide information to you in advance (flyers, Q & A, guidelines, etc.).

Sign up with a buddy or a new person to expand your network!
Cheryl Delk-Le Good will follow up with the final schedule, tweaks, and guidelines to assist you in serving in this role.
Check out the EnglishUSA @TESOL sessions below to help plan your schedule!
EnglishUSA On the Road: February & March 2020
Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director, will be attending several events & meetings in the next few months.

February 17-19, 2020: AIEA Conference (DC)

February 20, 2020: Meet up with ACCET Executive Director, Judy Hendrickson

February 19, 2020: U.S. International Education Stakeholder Roundtable (organized by the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)

March 31 - April 3, 2020: TESOL Convention. EnglishUSA will have a booth and present in two sessions
  • "Hot Topics for English Language Programs" (April 1, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM)
  • EnglishUSA Updates & Trends: Post-Secondary English Language Programs (April 3, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM)
PDC Downloads
Did you miss PDC 2020 in San Francisco this year? Check out the slides that most presenters have submitted, along with the original program. We will be offering some of the sessions as webinars in 2020 (see February 2020 webinar above)

The EnglishUSA closed Facebook group has become a great way to share local, regional, national and international updates among programs & stakeholders. Click on icon to join the closed group!